How much offence can the Calgary Flames’ PTO players provide?

The summer has almost turned to fall, and the battle for Lord Stanley’s cup is almost underway once again. To challenge their players and sometimes to fill depth roles, clubs bring in a number of vetern players on professional try-outs (PTOs) to see what they can do. These are players who are currently unsigned and … Continue reading How much offence can the Calgary Flames’ PTO players provide?

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CALGARY, AB - MARCH 21: Andrew Mangiapane #88, TJ Brodie #7 and teammates of the Calgary Flames celebrate a goal against the Ottawa Senators during an NHL game on March 21, 2019 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

Which Flames can we expect to score more next year?

The Calgary Flames were an offensive force to be reckoned with last season. They scored the second most goals in the NHL with 289, and were just one of three teams that averaged over 3.50 goals per game. On a player basis, the Flames had three players hit the 30 goal mark, five hit the … Continue reading Which Flames can we expect to score more next year?

Introducing TWC’s Player Offensive Evaluation Tool

This player evaluation tool was developed solely using Google Sheets and aims to give an overall picture of a player's offensive output. The model is fairly basic, and is not without its flaws, but can be used as a quick off-the-cuff evaluator or comparison tool. If you'd like to skip the explanation and go right … Continue reading Introducing TWC’s Player Offensive Evaluation Tool

Matthew Tkachuk celebrates goal

Calgary Flames’ opening night roster in flux as season draws closer

It's been an offseason to remember for the Calgary Flames so far, and even in August, there are almost certainly more moves to come. General Manager Brad Treliving has overhauled almost every position this offseason, not in the same way he has in previous ones, but the Flames' opening night roster will look quite a … Continue reading Calgary Flames’ opening night roster in flux as season draws closer

Do higher paid goalies perform better?

This summer has been a big year for UFA goalie signings. Sergei Bobrovsky signed for a record $10 million AAV with the Florida Panthers, and Andrei Vasilevskiy re-signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning for $9.5 million AAV. On the home front, the Calgary Flames have managed to lock up both their netminders for a combined … Continue reading Do higher paid goalies perform better?

Analyzing the Flames’ potential defensive deployment in 2019-20

The dog days of the summer are coming to a close, and the 2019-20 season couldn't come any sooner. With just over a month remaining before training camps get underway, the Calgary Flames' roster looks to be somewhat set. Barring the results of the Matthew Tkachuk and Andrew Mangiapane contracts, the Flames should just have … Continue reading Analyzing the Flames’ potential defensive deployment in 2019-20

Calgary Flames 2018-19 Shot and Goal Distances beeswarm plot. Data visualisation showing the distribution of shot distances between a shot attempt by a forward and the net.

Visualising the Calgary Flames’ shot and goal distances from 2018-19

The Calgary Flames scored a lot the past year. En route to clinching the 2019 Western Conference regular season, they scored 289 goals, which was good for a tie for second in the league with the San Jose Sharks. Only the Tampa Bay Lightning scored more with 325 goals. To score as many goals as … Continue reading Visualising the Calgary Flames’ shot and goal distances from 2018-19